The Yoga Birth Method is an empowering eight-step pathway to achieving a positive and joyful birth experience. Applying the wisdom of yoga to childbirth, Dorothy Guerra offers a solid plan for managing the mind, body, and spirit throughout the stages of pregnancy and labour. Couples choose an intention that becomes a focal point for embracing a calm state of mind throughout the physical and emotional challenges of childbirth. You'll discover what to expect during each stage of labour and how to manage pain, eliminate anxiety, and encourage labour progression with breathing techniques and yoga poses. There's also guidance in drafting a birth plan, labour-support techniques for birth partners, information on medical intervention, and a go to chapter with checklists to use when the big day arrives.